Pamvotis Lake Project
The photo-shoot of the image above was done with the aim of making this photo the cover of Christina's Tzialla new book, entitled "oÚi- Tropaia ApoTropaia", which is to be published in 2023. In the photo she is posing herself. The performance and direction is signed by Stefanos Papazapraidis, who was inspired by her work.
Starring Pamvotis lake, this project aims to move, to attract interest, to rekindle human consciousness, to invoke the respect of human rights and, in general, to contribute – even in the slightest – so that our world can manage to move in an increasingly healthy orbit.
The first part of this project was dedicated to the women who drowned along with Κyra Frosini, known as "kallimartyres", according to the official term awarded to them by the Church. It was a way to emphasize on the perpetual claim and maintenance of the position of women in the upper and upper layers of society and not at its bottom. This part of the project is also dedicated to kallimartyres in today, as a comment on gender violence, femicides... And the history that is lost in the depths of the centuries, repeats itself, in other ways and on other occasions.
May the legends that will be written in the future have only a joyful aura, so that those who have shaken its waters can sleep quietly!
Jewelry made from silver colored candies is permanently exhibited in Ali Pasha Museum and Revolutionary Period, on the island of Ioannina, at "Kyra Frosini" room.
The jewelry was created by visual artist Vasiliki Kateri, based on Christina's Tzialla innovative idea, for the purpose of Kalliergon's Pamvotis Lake Project. The "silver" jewel refers to the famous silversmiths of Ioannina.
The silver candy is used traditionally to decorate the offerings at memorial services. The parallelism is obvious.
A FEW MORE INFO ABOUT PAMVOTIS LAKE PROJECT
The multidimensional large-scale project, based on Christina’s Tzialla innovative idea, is planning for the city of Ioannina, focusing on Pamvotis Lake. The mother-lake, the nourishing lake, the all-nourishing one, as its name suggests. The historical lake of Ioannina, one of the oldest in the world (about 7 million years old). This modular artistic project is going to disturb its far from stagnant waters, in order to become an institution. It is based on studied forms and expressions of art and focuses mainly on theater, visual arts, literature and folklore. References to local gastronomy and the famous silversmithing are also noteworthy.
The Pamvotis Lake Project is consisted of a series of modular actions that are intended to take place throughout the year in the wider area of Ioannina. Our goal with some of the actions to become an institution and others to be carried out whenever the conditions favor it. The Pamvotis Lake Festival, which is going to take place in July 2023 in the city of Ioannina, will include part of the projects prepared during the winter season and will be enriched with additional actions related to the surrounding area, around the lake.
These actions will concern literary and gastronomic tourism, experiential theatrical walks, the reading of novels of experiential fiction, the exchange of knowledge through a meeting of scientists on issues of history, folklore and culture, and of course environmental discussions concerning the flora and fauna of our lake, the places and species that need protection and everything that concerns the contribution of the protagonist of the festival, lake Pamvotis.
The name "Pamvotis", which means "the one who nourishes everything", also marks the theme of the festival that focuses on offering the concept of the feminine gender to life in general. We therefore raise both issues related to the information and elimination of domestic violence, starting from the respect of the female friend but at the same time the reconciliation of the two friends and cooperation through inclusive actions, as well as on issues of nutrition and gastronomy that arise...
The lake of about seven million years old offers very interesting material, historical and mythological, environmental and geographical. Our references and themes in the years to come will also focus on even older times than the one we chose as the starting action.
The overall project is based on a few main axes framed by individual innovative actions. One axis concerns an original portrait photography exhibition, on board. The subject, the presentation and the way it interacts are what make it unprecedented and unique. Another axis concerns an innovative tour, a dramatized experiential tour, based on the creation of an atmosphere and interaction with the audience.
Pamvotis Lake Project is a considerable tool, a new competitive product of culture and tourism with particular emphasis on literary or scholarly tourism, an integral part of our intangible cultural heritage. It is time to focus even more on another important identity element of this place, one of its biggest brands, which is none other than the "Kyra Frosini'W Lake"!
What separates today from yesterday is only the surface of the lake freshwater. The connecting link of centuries is therefore its own water, since - as we know - the waters of the lake are not renewed. The boats, marking a course in its waters, in the imaginary line of their footsteps, write at the same time so many stories of centuries! Stories, which the unwritten rules of water and oral tradition gave them dimensions of "historical myths".
If you are interested in supporting us in this project either as a sponsor
or as a supporter or as collaborator please, contact us.
Antonis Konstantis has made, in January 11, 2023, the day of the drowning of the "Kallimartyres", a unique cocktail inspired by that event and makes it available to Kalliergon. We gave it the name oÚi, like the title of the same name in the book under publication by Christina Tzialla.
The recipe of the cocktail is available to any interested company that wants to use it in Ioannina and the wider area, after contacting us. Businesses in collaboration with Kalliergon will inform their customers with this label above that they will display in their window or in a prominent place at the entrance.